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Committeeappointed
tofill newposition
The Candidate
■ Internal search underway for dean of
students; decision expected by semester's end.
■ Former governor and current senatorial
hopeful remarks on higher education, voting.
By
K im M o sgas
Sia m Wb i i i i
I t |.M . Blow*
Niv» E d iio i
The search is on for a new dean of students, and the
:
After eight yean as Governor of Indiana. Even Bayb
finds himself in the political realm once more.
A candidate for the upcoming US Senate race, Bayh
boasts a mission similar to the one he built as the state'#
top leader from 1988 to 1996.
His platform is rooted in creating and promoting eco­
nomic success, responsible citizenry and a productive
workforce. And realizing those goals hinge on what he
This is an entirety new position within the university
and another step in a continuing process toward improv­
ing student life on campus.
The dean of students will be expected to focus on en­
hancing students' collegiate experi­
menting new support programs for
students. Creating a sense of com-
lis law firm where the Democrat has stationed himself of
laac, the senatorial hopeful tackled a couple of topics:
■ Indiana's low rate of high school graduates who pur­
sue a college degree,
■ fighting for better funding.
■ faculty debate over teaching v. research v. service.
of the position.
"We are attempting to get this
person as close to the students as
we can." emphasized William
Plater, executive vice chancellor
and dean of the faculties. 'T he dean
of students’ office will be in the University College build­
ing ... and will be working on mi
why students should not only vote fur
Bayh is concerned shout his state's low high school to
college carry-over rate, but doesn't believe the federal
government should push its way into w h* is a stale and
individual institution issue — academic standards.
"We need to raise the aspirations of rpany of our
people," he said. "We're undergoing a real sea change in
the national and world economy, and the importance of
higher education is more critical than ever. We need to
make sure our citizens understand that
"My predisposition." he continued, "would he to allow
states and universities greater latitude tn setting standards
rather than having them imposed in Washington. D.C. I’tn
all in favor of high academic standards, but I'm not sure
the federal government should be imposing them ... the
decision should be made locally."
Although raising the bar might mean a smaller student
bare, Bayh would hope to get more college-prepared stu­
dents in with broadened access to the scholarly highway.
Within the world of higher education. Bayh character­
izes access — including financial needs and challenges
that fact nontraditional students — as his focal point.
"I am concerned about the high level of debt students
have to take on in order to get a degree." he said. There is
this whole debate about the mission of higher education:
how it's important for students to have experiences thtf
deals with more than just dollars and cents. (But yet) it is
also critically important to prepare them to be financially
supportive.
'T here is a lot of pressure on universities to be efficient,
to graduate people to areas where they'll find good-paying
jobs, he continued. "At the same time, higher education
Plater appointed Martel Keister, director of student ser­
vices for the School of Public and Environmental Affairs,
as committee chair. The committee's task is to come up
with qualifications and responsibilities required for this
new position — to literally create a job description.
The dean of students will be a halftime, three-year
term. Information about the new opportunity is now being
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ITS. Diving has announced that the Natatorium,
in conjunction with a dryland training facility id be
constructed le u than a mile from the p o o l will be
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L IUPUI will host a senes of programs Apnl H and 9 as
(tel of a national campus dialogue on nice relations and
diversity The video SJun Deep. a film featuring students
tace on their cxpcncncei and outlook, will be shown April
I from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center
Main Lounge
t Distinguished Carlos Munor, Mexican-Amcncan
Icbolar. will visit campus Apnl 9 to discuss the impor­
tance of valuing differences and provide strategies that
feck to muse students from appreciation to action Munoz
pffll speak from noun to I p.m. in LY 115.
r . Also on Apnl 9. Samuel Bctanccs. one of the nation s
leading experts on race relations, will lead a town hall
feeding on 'Shattering the Barriers A Campus Dialogue
pD Race The meeting will be from 1 to 3 p.m in Room
t37 of the Univ ersity Place Conference Center
These events are being coordinated by the IUPUI Affir­
mative Action Office and arc free and open to the public.
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should be an opportunity to he well-rounded and experience things
that may benefit them in the future in ways that arc not immediately
But that opportunity all to often is squelched because of nuntradi“We had some additional higher education i
year in (the governor s) office wc decided to give out to part i
students,” Bayh said. "1 hoped that would serve as a precedent for the
“We have to have a flexible sy stem of student assistance,” he con­
tinued The objective shouldn’t be how people go to school, but that
they’re going to school, that they’re improving themselves, that
they ’re increasing their own potential — we should make that as easy
as possible instead of having a one-size-fus-all kind of system.”
Within a collegiate system, there has been an age-old debate
among faculty members about where they should conccntme their
emphasis — classroom teaching, research or service.
And Bayh believes the answer is somewhere in the middle — a
”My own preference would be for classroom teaching because I
personally enjoy interacting with students” he said “(But) when you
take a holistic view of the university, research is very important, too.
T n academic circles, (research) very often is one of the key com­
ponents of a unrvcnity’s reputation.” he continued. “Your reputation.
faculty — it lends to be a self-fulfilling sort of thing
’ Serv ice should be a component of any institution’:
ocularly one like higher cducMion (because) if higher learning ...
means try ing to prepare people to be responsible citizens, itself has
to be a responsible member.” he added.
Despite comprising a sizable portion of Indiana voters, college
T am alarmed by the low percentages of young people who take
the time and go vote.” Bayh said *Our democracy cannot survive
for long if a majority of our citizens are disconnected from it and
Voting is a particularly vital choice for students, because “it’s
your future,” he added. T h e decisions made by our next US Sena­
tor will have a bigger impact on you than anyone else.”
Bayh hopes students will chouse him to make those decisions b o
cause of bis experience in public service and views about the future,
“Job creation and the financial integrity of the government are
probably more important to young people than any other group —
particularly social security reform and some of these other issues —
that if nothing is done, it will be (their) generation who end of pick­
ing up the bill.” he said. T think that would be irresponsible of our
country to do that.
T h e only reason I'm running is to create opportunities for others
to make the most of their lives.” he continued ”1 hope (students)
support me. But even if they don't. 1 hope they’ll still vote.”
United States Auto Club. Shultz has
dnven the IUPUI car in every race
He admits driving
different (rum
he usutfy par
and compares it to competing in an
“You have to learn to manage the
power available to you.” he said
T h e batteries won’t last long if you
don’t conserve their power where
you can."
students for the
“It’s been great.” said Shultz. “I
enjoy working with the college guys.
They ire so smart: I’i
most of the students ini the program i
from all i
’What’s nice about this” said
Stuart Jenkins, a first-year UC stu­
dent. 'i s that you just have to be a
Walin said he would “love to get
more business students involved" be­
cause they could bring in sponsors
and develop fundraising strategies.
Shultz understands the financial
T his is not a cheap project." he
said 'T he school is good at support­
ing the project, but their budget is
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“One of the roles wc anticipate this
person will play is helping communi­
cate what students' rights and respon­
sibilities are,” Keister said ”We hope
students will sec the campus taking
interest and a new approach to how
we view student life and putting more
emphasis on it — the communica­
tion. the leadership development, just
the fact that there is another person
responsible for some aspects of stu­
dent life."
As previously reported in The
IUPUI Sagamore. Charlie Nelms will
dent life during the next school year.
be accepted for
the dean of students position begin­
ning April 13. A decision is expected
to be reached by semester's end.
Diversions
T h e I U P U I S agamore • Mo n d a y ,
By E i i c k M c D o n a l d
COMTBtfCTINC W llT II
The Eitdjorg Museum — in its continuing effort to pre­
serve, collect and present Native American and Western
ait — is hosting "New Ait o f the West 6” currently lim­
ning through May 17.
"Every two yean the Eitdjorg presents a variety of cootemporary Western art through an exhibition of the popu­
lar culture of today's West," said Jennifer Compk), the
Eiteljorg's curator of contemporary art
Many aspects including the Native American and
Southwest's cultural sunroundings and ethnicity, both in­
spire and allow the artists a creative way to express them­
selves.
"New Art of the West 6" is not only a forum to display
contemporary Western art, but since each piece is also for
sale, it allows the Eitdjorg an opportunity to add new
works of art to the museum's permanent collection.
chase new works from the artists at the conclusion o f the
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The artists hav e captured many themes
associated with the West and Native
American culture through a variety of me­
dia including paintings, drawings, sculp­
tures. prints and ceramics.
One of the central themes incorporated
in the exhibit pays tribute to the landscape
of the West
Kenneth Holder, a native Texan and
longtime resident of Illinois, displays
paintings that emerge out of the wall with
three-dimensional elements briefly allow­
ing the viewer to fed a part of the South-
"American soldiers indiscriminately
fired their weapons six to 12 inches above
the ground into tents where people were
sleeping." she said.
vEmotional words such as pt>gnm%
‘terrorism’ and ‘bewildered grief fill the
canvases. Stencilled words and strong col­
ors ev oke a feeling of strong resentment.
contamportry art&tt
Several artists focus on the animals
who inhabit the Western landscape.
The exhibit is currently on
Bill Sorua Warsoldier, a Cahilladisplay throughSunday.
May 17. This extort is
Apache, works with oil paint in the cre­
ation of his "Aspen Wolf* senes.
War soldier conveys his message by the
Other artists explore the interaction of
use of vibrant colors, the thick impastoFor more information,
technique and deliberately distorting the
contact the museum r
Neil Jussila, who is a Montana native,
portrait of the Aspen wolf.
(117) 636-0378.
centers his paintings around a dark time
According to Warsoldier. “I am trying
in Western history w hen men, women and
to get the image of the face of the wolf, as
children were fleeing for their lives.
if his face has been squashed onto the canvas. The wolf is
Complo described the violent events that inspired a symbol of vanishing species, almost like the culture of
Jussila’s "Joseph in Montana. 1877" scries.
the Indians of the West-"
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As with prev ious “New An of the West” exhibits, jurors
reviewed approximately 130 entries ranging in various
styles. A final selection of 20 contemporary aflists made
up this year's exhibit
The artists contributed three significant works of art to
be displayed in the final sheaving.
The Eiteljorg ackrewvledges the contributing efforts and
commitment from this year's jurors: Jean Robertson, as­
sistant professor of an history M the Herron School of An
and Bernice Stemhaum. owner of the Steinhaum Krais
Gallery ui New York City .
The jurors are chosen to review entries because of their
broad know ledge of aesthetics and artistic styles
The jurors are also given no background information
about the artist when making their selections,
Rohenson and Sicinbaum looked exclusively at the
submitted slides and chose the final selection based on the
quality of their work.
" ’New An of the West 6 / is a tribute to the diverse and
complex nature of American an of the ’90s and particu
larly an that is influenced by the West." concluded
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830 E. 67th St., through Sundi). April 19. b a focus on
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The exhibit
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deportment — Michael Bowman, who was a studio assis­
tant in legendary photographer Ansel Adams. Lafayettebased photographer Alivon Broach and Mitch Eckert. who
culty member at Mahan College.
: center is also currently holding their second ses­
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or current exhibits, call the center at (317) 255-2464.
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1200 W. 38th S t, is the exhibit "SheUs of Remembrance”
by Danish sculptor Elisabeth Toubro.
Thc exhibit represents the Eskimo culture of Greenland
where Toubro was bom and the European culture of urban
Denmark where is currently living. Thc exhibit rum
through Saturday, May 23.
Also beginning on Tbesday, April 7 is art by Brookston.
lnd resident Louie Laikowskl The exhibit is in part of
I the 1998 series dedicated to Indiana artists. Thc exhibit
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pop band Pulp 'T his Is Hardcore," Jerry Cantrell’s —•
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Continuing through Sunday, April 19 is the Indianapo­
lis Civic Theatre, 1200 W. 38th St., production of "Fiddler
On The Roof ."
The timeless musical is based on the stories of Sholoro
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For ticket info, call the theater at (317) 923-4597.
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Consistency is the word which describes the fifth effort from Gangstarr.
As expected, this album contains 18 cuts that are anything but disap­
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Premier brings forth his trademark break beats and intermingles the
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underground nature and rawness.
Guru lyrically provides the listener with social commentary of the streets
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The song selection includes ‘T he Rep
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coast scenes which results in a true declaration of coastal unity.
The band also invites some special guests into the studio to perform on
some tracks.
"Above The Clouds" features a guest appearance by Inspectah Deck of
the Wu-Ting Clan while "Royalty" features K-ci and Jojo Haily of Jodeci
fame. This song deals with the need for respect of oneself and for women
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"Betrayal" features labelmate Scarfacc. Guru and Scarface tag team vo­
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Danger. Will Robinson, danger
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about to take on ‘T h in k /’
Now in theater* is yet another TVto-film adaptation in the tradition of
T h e Fugitive” "Maverick” and this
summer’* T h e Avenger* This time
out, "Lost In Space” gets the cineplex
It's 2058 and the Earth is dying
and the Robinson family is the
planet's last hope.
As the family departs to stait a new
life on the distant world of Alpha
Prime, their mission is sabotaged by
an evil federation. But before, their
ship — the Jupiter 2 — plunges into
a switch is thrown starting an
crew ends up. well, lost in space.
ghost ship, the responsibilities of
family, an army of space spiders and
Gary Oldmann gets top-billing in
the'film as the fey.' pontificating Dr.
show when given a part like this, but
too often his character ends locked in
the lab until a fresh onc-lincr is
The biggest surprise in "Lost In
Space” is "Friends” star Man
LeBlanc as Maj. Don West, pilot of
the Jupiter 2. LeBlanc plays the arro­
gant, hot-shot flyboy role superbly. It
was quite a surprise and departure
from the lamebrain he plays on tele­
vision week-in and week-out
Lacey Chalbert (Claudia from
television's “Party of Five) and newcomer Jack Johnson, who plays
Penny and Will Robinson respec­
tively. make for cute screen-siblings.
But their dialogue — like most of
"Lost In Space's” script — consists
The rest of the cast including Will­
iam Hun, Mimi Rqgp* and "Boogie
Nights'” Heather Graham are just
fine in the thin roles they were given.
Henson's studio created an update of
the classic "Lost In Space” robot pro­
viding a link to both incarnations of
"Lost In Space” with the original
voice-actor still chiming in with "dan­
ger. Will Robinson, danger ”
And die-hard fans of the television
series will take a quick eye to the
cameos by most of the original cast
With a nod to the past and a
premise built on it's foundations.
"Lost In Space” is a very '90s movie.
The original television show was
very colorful to show off the technol­
ogy of color television, but the movie
version, just in the visual sense, is al­
most too dark at times. Actors are of­
ten casted in shadows and the sets and
vistas tend to be muddy looking.
much* and tin-foil sets of the ’60s, the
screen version is chocked full of
some stunning effects Well, except
for Blawp — a way. too cutesy, com­
puter-generated ET. who becomes
Penny’s new pet.
The open-ended conclusion will
lead audiences to think about a se­
quel. which may not be a had thing.
"L o u In. Space” may not be stellar
entertainment — it is lightweight and
aimed for a younger crowd — but it
is better than audiences might give it
credit for on first glance.
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A p pflcatioas are now being
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T u e s d a y, April
C opies of the application form are
available in The Sagamore office
(p lea se see Christopher N im z) m
Cavdnaugh Hall 0 0 1 G and in the
Schooiof Journalism off ice (please
see S andra Herrin) on the fourth
floor of the ES building
Applicants for editor in chief are Applications for other Sagam ore
required to respond to a series of paid staff positions, including both
10 questions, provide a resume, editorial and advertising openings,
letters ol recommendation from are due by Friday, A pril 24,
mem bers of the IU PU I faculty an d / 1 9 N . Those positions include
or staff, a letter of reco m m en da­
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IUPUI Sagamore staff, plus clip­
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S a g a m o r e -* M o n d a y , A p r i l
6,
1998
• P age 6
Is it hot in here — or is
it just the university?
■ Students need to fight back against an outdated
campus which can’t control the thermostat.
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It’s only April, but apparently there's a heat wave going
on. Only this heat wave is confined to the buildings of
IUPUI.
It never fails — on the warmest days since last fall, most
of the buildings on campus have been blasting the furnace at
full strength.
The university provides an education for some, for the oth­
ers it provides employment. Making campus conditions
comfortable to everyone who has to be here day-in and dayout is what needs to be done.
Imagine being packaged in a can of sardines. Now place
that can in a microwave for two-and-a-half hours. That's
what classrooms have been feeling like for the past few days.
It would seem the powers that be arc lending a deaf ear or
a cold shudder to the pleas of the student body.
Students pony up a good deal of money to this university
during the academic careers, it would seem they could at
least fix the heating and cooling mishaps.
For example, the Mary Cable Building — which was built
in the Mesozoic era — runs air conditioning during the win­
ter and heat during the summer.
Now I realize that a new facility is going to eventually be
built in its place, but students still have to endure that pneu­
monia-shift for the next few years.
It has gotten so bad in the Student Activities Center, that
students can crack eggs on the floors and cook them instead
of going to the food court.
It's no wonder that many students on campus have been
disappearing because of illness this past winter.
Imagine what the school would be like if the classrooms
where actually kept at normal temperatures. There would be
more students in class learning instead of sitting in bed tak­
ing shots of Formula-44 and watching Jerry Springer.
Students have to deal with discomfort for a class or two,
but faculty and stafF base to work in these conditions all day.
It is up to all of us to demand a better comfort-zone and
cry out for a change in these conditioas. Students and staff
need to encourage the administration to fix this problem —
pronto.
Dealing with hot, sticky, crabby students and workers is
not something the administration of this school should have
to put up with. But they need to realize that if people are
forced (o work and study in a sauna for months than they be­
come disgruntled and unhappy.
A comfortable student or worker is a happy student or
worker.
We must stand up and say we are tired of the schools in­
ability to keep the classrooms at reasonable temperatures.
After all. the ones that pay the bills should at least have a
pleasant environment in which to do our work.
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Educational experiences outside the classroom
Reasons why students should be involved with volunteering for student services both on and off campus.
r hat is the best class students have ever taken?
What made it such a good experience?
i it about the class dm kept students inlet
them to work hard and helped them fed like it was a rewarding experience?
If they are like most college students, the class that produces the roost ex­
citement and the strongest desire to leant is a class that has the following char*
■ Active rather than passive learning;
■ relevancy rather than unrelated learning.
Although there may be other idiosyncratic <
that are important —
like a particularly charismatic instructor — wl
present, students work harder and enjoy the experience more than when they
are absent
One of the two ways in which IUPUI is making classes more engaging is by
In service-learning classes, j
livines connected to the course material and relate the experience to the course
in such a way that it brings **books to life and life to the b o o k s P a
In a service setting, students are faced with real situations that challenge
what they think, what they know and how they behave. When this happens, the
Service learning classes are powerful educational experiences because the
The applied situations challenge the student to understand what knowledge
is relev ant and to understand the ways in which that knowledge has limitations,
In addition, students work with professionals in the field to gain a better un­
derstanding of the challenges they face.
Another way is to qualify for the Federal Work Study program.
IUPUI students who qualify for Federal Work Study now have the opportu­
nity to become involved with kids — and earn money.
President Clinton committed Federal Work Study moneys to the America
Reads Challenge to ensure that every child can read independently by the end
of the third grade.
The America Reads Challenge builds on groundwork being laid by classroom teachers, librarians and reading specialists by drawing upon the invigo­
rating spirit of community volunteers in tutoring and mentoring.
IUPUI has developed a tutoring program at eight sites near campus.
Some of these programs run during the school day. while others are after
school programs.
Each site is given the flexibility to develop the tutoring program to fit within
their preexisting organization.
At each site, college students eligible for Federal Work Study funding earn
eight dollars per hour.
,
The number of hours worked varies among students depending on their
Some IUPUI students participue in the Indiana Reads Corps, an America
Corps project in which students are paid an hourly wage and earn a tuition sti­
pend ranging from $1,500 to $2,363
The college students provide assistance with reading and homework. They
also serve «s r
i for the elcmen-
CONNECTION
Having college students interact
with young students is important be­
cause it establishes and strengthens
the children’s educational expocta-
College students receive regular
training and enjoy the camaraderie of working with other IUPUI students.
The students will also gain valuable experience and have the satisfaction of
making a positive difference in the lives of youth.
Some of my students in Psychology B 104 1
Sometimes they work one-on-one with students, ocher times they work with
students and teachers, they confront a rich set of experiare related to development, motivation, learning, and such social
psychological topics as a
r t of the service learning experience has students write mini-papers that:
■ Describe whai occurred in the classroom;
■ analyze how the course concepts are related to their experiences; and
■ apply the experience to their own values, altitudes, beliefs, and life.
The papers written by these psychology students demonstrate that they bet­
ter learn lessons related to psychology, clarify career goals, develop a better undemanding of elementary education and gain a new appreciation for instilling
educational gods in youth.
All of the college students appreciate the warm reception they receive from
The experience becomes not only educationally meaningful but also person­
ally and socially significant.
One student commented by saying, *T really enjoyed this project to fat
T am • psychology major and hope to someday work with children, so 1 feel
T was so glad to be there and be of use,” said another. ‘These kids are so
refreshing to work with because they are so willing and eager to leara. I fed
motivated to hdp and influence children in every way that I can "
"Working with these children has been very exciting so far," another student
adds. T h ese visits have changed my goals that I had set for myadf a long time
ago. I am considering changing my major so 1 can be a teacher."
Finally another student adds. "My first goal is to make these children fed
like they are wanted and that someone cares about them."
IUPUI students report high satisfaction with service learning classes.
They also tell us that the classes enhance critical thinking, integration of
t IUPUI
I under "Service Learning" in the schedule of
uses.
Those other students who are interested in becoming p u t of the America
ad s Challenge are encouraged to
Service and Leaderehip, 278-3655.
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Tuesday, April 14
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4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Thu is your opportunity to get advice on career paths, college
course choices and more from those with real experience. Meet
with IUPUI graduates working at major companies in Indiana as
they share with students how they got to where they are.
Thursday, April 23
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Robert Martin, vice chancellor for business and finance - Anna Melodia, director of
Interrelations • John Short, executive director for conference and sports facilities Richard Slocum, associate vice chancellor for student life,
none information, call Anna Melodia at 274-3931 or Richard Slocum at 274-8990
aware of upcoming programs
lUPLJI's Forum on Racism
APR/l 5 THROUGH f t
r* H al - 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is Froo
LY Main Lounge, noop to 1:30 p.m.
student leaders will invite audience
participation following the ^creating. Refreshments will be provided.
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Thursday — Castor KggTfunf at tho Christamor* Houso
Thursday. April 8 - LY 115. noon to 1 p.m.
Dr. Carlos Munoz, distinguished Mexican-American scholar and leader, will present a message of
appropriate campus climate. Lunch provided.
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“Skmttcrimg tiu Bm rkn: A DUUgm* om Rmet”
Friday. April 9 - University Place Hotel and Conference Center, 1 to 3 p.m.
Dr. Samuel Betances, one of the nation's leading experts on race relations and diversity training,
will lead a discussion exploring the complex race issues on our campus and in our community.
Party and stopshow, Buffer University Union Building • 10 pun. to 2 a.m .
Admission $4 boforo 11 p.m.
bulletin
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ednesday, April 15.
To volunteer, please contact Devi at 278-2410 or diharipaOiupul.edu.
Alpha Phi Alpha invites the students, faculty and staff for a night with
•Voices of the Cods II," a night of jazz and poetry at the Ashantii Room.
Event time will run from 6 30 to 9:30 p.m. on April 16.
A full dinner will be served at this semiformal event. Admission is free.
Seating is limited - so reserve a seat early by contacting Marlon Riley at
m trileyftupui edu.
Merbcal history lecture
Health Check 98
Topeka State Hospital Experiment tn **
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History Can In te rn
Policy
The lecture will be given at the Indiana Medical History M useum, 5045
W.r. Vermont Street startii
starting atA4* p.m. -------------For more information
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William H. Schneider
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i t 274-7220
or whschnei#i upui.edu.
A health screenings will be offered by MAX'WELL Tuesday, April 7
through Thursday. April 9.
Stop by Room 131 andl 32 of the Student Activities Center on these
days between 10.30 a.m. and 1*30 p.m for a free examination.
For more information about Health Check '98 contact Donald Smith at
274-0610 or desmith10iupui.edu.
D onation dance
Alpha Phi Omega will host a Teddy Bear Donation Dance on Saturday.
April 18 The dance will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. in LY 115.
Contact Timothy Lawson at tplawsonOiupui.edu for further
The 1998 Student Activities Honors Reception *
Wednesday, April 22,J h e event will be held in LY 115 from 7 to 9 p.m.
'R o sew o o d ' to be screened
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The rUFUl Undergraduate History Society will have a special
presentation of John Singleton's “Rosewood on Thursday, April 9. The
showing will take place in the University Library Auditorium from 330 to
6:00 p.m. A discussion led by Professor Monroe Little will follow.
Volunteer* n eeded
lI K V t M V R I
Workshop series
TTte Graduate Student O rganisation will continue the aeries for
graduate and professional students on Monday, April 6 from 330 to 5:00
p m. in University lib rary Auditorium. The upcoming to o k is T h esis
Dissertation: Preparation and Ramifications." This series hopes I
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film
The final presentation In the aeries of French
will be "Batik of Algiers," shown on Moi
Library A uditorium beginning at 4 p.m.
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Check out the IUPUI Advocate — gay
organization — on-line at w w w iupui.edu/-advocate.
The site is updated tech week with a list of upcoming events.
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iMAA movie preeeteonofi
free of charge - to join them to watch "Super Speedway!^ at the I&AX 3-D
Theatre Sunday, April 26 at 5:20 p.m You must call 274-5199 by Friday,
April 17 to reserve tickets. The number of tickets available is limited, so
call early!
A pplications being accepted
Geology dub hosts lofofjirfimi
The upcoming event is Tuesday, April 7 from 1230 to 130 pzn. in SL
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Hants fo r ta le
The Biology Club will be telling plants on Thunctay, April 30. T h t aak
will be to ld tn the atrium between Inc SL and LO building, from 9 a.m. to
5 p jn . Stop by eerty to get the beri .election.
The Honor* Club announce* th tii U tt meeting of the year on
Wednewliy, April 8. The meeting will be held iM Jntvenitv College Room
3171 from noon to 1 p-m. Remits of the officer election* will be announced.
OoShing drive
i are available el t
Office of Alumni Relations. All applications are due by 5 pjru on April 10
The Newman Club asks you to drop off used clothing for S t Vincent de
Paul throughout the month of April.
Please drop your donation by the north entrance of the Newman
The Black Student Union is in need of volunteers to assist with a high
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